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My Wife, My Friends and Me (Meine Frau, meine Freunde und ich)

My Wife, My Friends and Me
Scene from "My Wife, My Friends and Me" (photo © Stromberg Productions)

My Wife, My Friends and Me is a story on the absurdity of fate and its consequences. Fate as central element of the movie, linked with the figures and the chaos principle applied, a single move can cause a chain reaction. One step aside and it has already happened... unfortunate accidents!

Through a chain of unfortunate circumstances, the soap actor Richard loses his family, his job, his friends, and all of his livelihood. Richard leads us through the story and shows how he is fighting against resistance and finally, severely crippled, takes his old position back again.


Detlef Bothe was born in 1965 in Braunschweig and trained as an actor from 1989-1992. Since 1990, he has been acting for film, television and theater and debuted as a director in 2002 with Feiertag, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Filmfest Munich in the same year. Also active as a writer for film, television and the theater, his other films include: My Wife, My Friends and Me (Meine Frau, meine Freunde und ich, 2004) and Tour Excess (Neben der Spur, 2007).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Detlef Bothe
Screenplay Detlef Bothe
Cinematography Lars R. Liebold
Markus Herm
Azhar Kamal
Joerg Springfeld, Claudia Mahringer
Cast Jürgen Tarrach, Catherine Flemming, Detlef Bothe, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Oliver Korittke, Dominik Raacke
Producers Hannes Stromberg, Benjamin von Mallinckrodt
Production Companies Stromberg Productions/Munich, MDR, in co-production with Reich & Gluecklich Film/Munich, SWR/Stuttgart, FGV Schmidle/Munich
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version Englsih
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Munich 2004, Oldenburg 2004, Sao Paolo 2005, Kiev 2005, Santander 2005
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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